When Paul Harrison leaves his home in Texas to visit his fiancé, every moment they have together is precious. Not only because they are going on two years into a long-distance relationship, but because Harrison's fiancé lives in Iran, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by law.
A video featuring the couple, released by HRC today, shares their story and the couple's concern about how President Trump's latest refugee and travel executive order will impact their wedding plans.
Harrison and his fiancé have been in touch every day since they met in 2015. "One thing led to another and I decided to ask him if he would marry me," Harrison explains in the video. "No more flying 7,000 miles to see each other."
Harrison told BuzzFeed News that together they are planning a small, private wedding with a big reception to follow. "Lots of Persian food, music, dancing — a huge celebration of our love and victory," he said. After they get married, they plan to live in Texas, so his fiancé can work on his English and find work in the oil engineering field.
"We are going to start the green card process immediately upon his arrival," Harrison added.